Heritage Report: Adoption, foster care, and conscience protection

“Utah marriage of same sex couples valid in Delaware, AG Biden says”

Judge weighing challenge to Ky. marriage laws

US judge hears challenge to Mich. marriage amendment

“U.S. judge strikes down Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage” | The Oklahoman

President Obama’s policies undercut importance of fatherhood

“Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban struck down by federal judge” | LA Times

“Colorado gay marriage tax bill passes first hurdle” | 9News

Federal judge rules against Okla. marriage amendment

US judge strikes down Okla. same-sex ‘marriage’ ban

Lawmakers: Same-sex couples must file separate Idaho taxes

Myanmar politician preparing to seek legal limits on interfaith, interethnic marriage

Is Eric Holder making up marriage law as he goes along?

IN: South Bend council passes resolution opposing ban on same-sex “marriage”

Indiana House panel delays vote on same-sex “marriage” ban

No judiciary committee vote today on Indiana marriage amendment | Evansville Courier & Press

AG Holder’s lawless action on marriage in Utah | Ed Whelan

“Lawmakers delay vote after gay marriage ban debate” | Indianapolis Star

Mohler: The end of morality laws? Not exactly

Robert Gates: Obama emotionless on military, except for DADT policy

South Bend City Council to vote on same-sex “marriage” resolution

Outgoing Cuccinelli issues opinions on same-sex “marriage,” abortion

“Federal recognition of Utah same-sex marriages shows need for State Marriage Defense Act”

Bishops lament federal disregard for state marriage laws

Maryland AG: “Utah same-sex marriages are valid in Maryland”

Mormon church: “Lay bishops cannot perform or permit same-sex marriage on church property”

USCCB subcommittee chairman strongly endorses State Marriage Defense Act

If You Really Care About Ending Poverty, Stop Talking About Inequality | W. Bradford Wilcox at the Atlantic

‘Gays’ move over – here come polygamists

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

ADF: Gov’t seeking to impose ‘new belief system’ on client | One News Now

Presidential power case before court hinges on history

“Advocacy Group Asks U.S. and 18 States To Recognize 1300 Utah Same-Sex Marriages”

Wedding Bills Ring on Capitol Hill | FRC

    FRC Washington Update: Of course, the Obama administration has tried to fill in the blanks by ordering states to recognize all unions, regardless of what their individual constitutions say. In doing so, the Obama administration has created what the Supreme Court specifically condemned: “two contradictory marriage regimes within the same state.” While the court didn’t strike down every state marriage law, the President has tried to — using the power of his federal agencies to offer Social Security, veterans, Medicaid, and other benefits to every couple (regardless of where they live) in a backdoor attempt to expand same-sex “marriage” to every state in America. But, as Rep. Weber points out, that doesn’t jive with the Supreme Court’s opinion, which insists that states have the “historic and essential authority to define the marital relation.”


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The State Marriage Defense Act | Gerard Bradley at Public Discourse

Indiana Family Institute: Statement on HJR 3 and HB 1153 re: marriage

Hearing set in Virginia marriage challenge

States May Recognize Same-Sex Marriages, But Navajo Nation Won’t

“HRC urges U.S. AG to ensure validity of Utah same-sex marriages”

The ACLU Strikes Back – Will Sue To Preserve Utah’s Same-Sex Marriages

Christian Baker Files Religious-Freedom Appeal in Wedding-Cake Ruling | NC Register

Polygamy as Lifestyle Choice, and a Reality TV Brand | NY Times

“3 Big Questions About The 1,360 Same-Sex Couples Married In Utah”

Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling | Patheos (CNA)

Christian Bakers File Appeal in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case | Charisma News

“Iowa’s ban on polygamy won’t be debated in 2014 session, say Branstad, top legislative leaders”

Confusing Advice from Utah Governor on Marriage Laws | Ed Whelan at NRO

Same sex “marriages” performed in Utah are void | Ed Whelan at NRO

CDC: U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low for 2nd Straight Year; 40.7% of Babies Born to Unmarried Women

“Colorado bill would recognize gay marriage in taxes only”

Utah Gov. issues guidance to agency on status of same-sex “marriages”

Utah case has no bearing on Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, Tulsa County says | NewsOK.com

State ‘imposing’ its ‘gay’ beliefs on cake artist | World Net Daily

Cake Shop Owner Files Appeal After Judge Rules He Must Sell Wedding Cakes for Same-Sex Ceremonies | Christian Post

Marriage may not be silver bullet for poverty, study says

Scotland: “Donald Macinnes loses Gaelic School chaplaincy over gay remarks”

Scottish sex ed guidance ignores traditional marriage

Interstate Recognition of Same Sex “Marriage” After Windsor

GOP Gov. won’t push for NM marriage amend., says court ruling is law of the land

“Dallas council briefed on discrepancies with gay marriage at federal, state levels”

Michigan: Odawa Tribal Council refuses to allow popular vote on marriage

Bypass Sought on Bill to Redefine Marriage in Pennsylvania

Supreme Court stay a promising sign for democracy, federalism, families | Deseret News Editorial

“Colo. Cake Maker Appeals Order To Serve Gays” | AP

Opinions vary on impact of Supreme Court decision to put stay on same-sex marriages in Utah | Los Angeles Daily News

Colorado Baker Jack Phillips Threatened with Jail for Not Baking Cakes for Same-sex Weddings | Virtue Online

    Virtue Online: Phillips’s lead lawyer is Nicolle Martin, who is representing him pro bono as part of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a network of over 2,000 Christian attorneys nationwide who defend people in their local communities when their religious liberties are violated . . . According to Phillip’s lawyer, Nicolle Martin, “American citizens should not have to live in fear of a prison sentence merely for disagreeing with the government’s opinion. All Americans should remain free to honor God in our lives and in our work. The government has no business threatening Americans with jail time for simply exercising their constitutionally-protected freedoms of religion and speech. Every American, whatever you think about this issue, should fear a government that ignores the First Amendment in order to exercise this kind of power over its citizens.”


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“Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Was a Predictable Disaster” | Noah Feldman at Bloomberg

“Utah AG Studying Status of Same-Sex Marriages Already Performed In the State”

Cake Artists Are Citizens, Not Government Servants | Caffeinated Thoughts

“Colorado Baker Fights Judge’s Order to Serve Gay Couples” | TIME

“Christian group defends shop owner who refused to make cake for gay wedding” | Irish Examiner

Suit filed to redefine marriage in Arizona

The Rule of Law Gets Another Chance in Utah Marriage Case

Indian Court: Premarital sex ‘immoral’, no religion permits it